The Philippine Location
The Philippines is located exactly south of Taiwan. It is located at approximately at 15 degrees latitude and 123 degrees longitude. The Philippines is an archipelago made up of 3 major islands, namely Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. It has more than 7100 islands and is highly populated. There may be more or less islands depending on high or low tide!
The capital of the Republic of the Philippines is Manila. It is the only English speaking nation and the only Catholic country in Asia. It gained independence from the Spaniards on June 12, 1898. The Philippines is a democracy led by a president that is elected by the people.